Emily's photograph was with a number of photos given to me for a commission of a cottage. After I had painted the commission, I was so intrigued by the photograph, I had to paint "Emily, 1909". Signed original oil. Image size: 23 1/2" x 19 1/2", unframed $2,400, framed $2,700.
For those of you who enjoy the tradition of open-air impressionist paintings, my work holds great appeal. These paintings are distinguished by the varried brush strokes and rich color. For me, the essence of the painting begins on the scene. I will use either oil, watercolor, gouache, or pencil, as long as I record what excited me about the scene. I like to focus on surprises, the unexpected, an object of beauty that has been overlooked.
For me it's always refreshing to get a different perspective about painting. As a result, I enjoy seeing the work of other artists, Over the years, I have studied with a few of the best:
Tom Lynch, watercolor
Nite Engle, watercolor
Scott Christensen, oil, landscape
Jim Wilcox, oil, landscape
Daniel Gerhartz, oil, figure and portrait
Matt Smith, oil, landscape.
Each of these artists have given freely of their knowledge. Each have helped me grow as an artist and their outlook on life and living in a creative world has contributed to my growth personally. I continue to refer their ideas and the many notes I've taken.